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UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership Hosts Workshop on Cardiovascular Disease 

The UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) continues a longstanding training collaboration between the University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH), and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). Dr. Douglas Heimburger, Associate Director for Education and Training for VIGH and Dr. Selestine Nzala, Head, Department of Medical Education, University of Zambia School of Medicine serve as Principal Investigators. A key component of the program includes in-country training and faculty development workshops to enhance graduate programs on the UNZA campus in Lusaka.
This year, UVP held their annual workshop in February on the topic of HIV and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). The purpose of the workshop was to address the science linking HIV and CVD, to highlight research methods, and to build a vision for research opportunities in the area. More than 50 faculty, students, and clinical staff members attended the workshop.  
Presenters included CVD researchers at UNZA and VUMC-based UVP mentors Dr. John Koethe (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Annet Kirabo (Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics). 

MPH Thesis Presentations

The following MPH students in the Global Health track will present their thesis to mentors, colleagues, fellow students, and guests. Presentations will take place in MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt (1500 21st Avenue South). See below for a list of upcoming thesis presentations and click here for the thesis presentation schedule for global health track students

Monday, March 18

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
  • Presenter: Celso Give, M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: If Ebola Were to Happen Tomorrow in Mozambique, Would We Be Ready for the Various Ethical Issues Raised in the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015?
  • Primary Mentor: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
12:40 – 1:20 p.m.
  • Presenter: Delaney Lackey, M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: What Impact do Different Predictors have on Late Presentation of HIV Positive Pregnant Women in Johannesburg, South Africa?
  • Primary Mentor: Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
VIGH Global Health Opportunities Database
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
March 11
The Addis Clinic: Asynchronous Telemedicine 
to Reach the Underserved

Michelle Turner, MSHS, Executive Director and Katherine Cahill, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine at VUSM and Medical Director of Clinical Asthma Research in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, VUMC (link)
March 18 | TBA
March 25
Vanderbilt OB/GYN Global Health: Incorporating Global Partners to Promote Resident Education and Medical Staff Training
Presenter: Christopher M. Sizemore, D.O.,
Section Director  Women's Global Health, Assistant Professor  Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, VUMC (link)
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
March 8 | 9-10 a.m.
MCN Room S2422 A&B
Copyright in Research and the Classroom: Your questions answered!
Elisabeth Shook, Librarian for Copyright and Scholarly Communications, VU
March 13 |
12:10 - 2:00 p.m.

EBL, Training Room 010
GIS Working Group: Geospatial Data in R
(Workshop series link
March 14 | noon 
MCN, A-2200 Conference Room
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: Why the Garden of Eden Still Matters to Vaccinologists
Presenter: Buddy Creech, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
March 14 | 4:00 p.m.
Buttrick Hall 310
Vanderbilt MPH Program Info Session 

(link and flier
March 18 | 4:30 p.m. 
Sarratt Student Center Room 325
Fellowships 101: Research and Proposal Statements (STEM) 
Presented by the Career Center (link
March 20 | 7:00 p.m. 
Kissam Center, Room C216
Fulbright Information Session
Presented by the Career Center (link
March 22 |
11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Central Library, Room 418a
Finding the right data for your project
Part of the Digital Scholarship Workshops and Boot Campus (link
March 22
Owen, Room 220
Souls4Souls Case Competition (link

Presented by the Turner Family Center 
March 24
World TB Day

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